Very Unfriendly Place

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by ILikeTurtles, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. ILikeTurtles
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    MacRumors is. Just giving my personal observation. I know many will disagree. The rude, snarky comments are uncalled for. Unfortunately, the anonymity of the internet gives people free reign to treat others like ***** and not suffer any repercussions from it.
     
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    yes, it can be unfortunately. However I have found that the threads that are focussed on a particular ongoing topic tend to have good and helpful people. And the rest I ignore - or bait.... ooooops - did I say that out loud? :)
     
  3. Apple Key
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    Some, but not all are rude and unfriendly. I wouldn't even say most.

    This is why I go into bad neighborhoods - to make them a better place. :D
     
  4. The Californian
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Let me guess, you've been hanging out in the iPhone or iPad subforums?
     
  5. -aggie-
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    Jeez, if you think it's bad now, you should have been here about a year or so before now. Just ignore the bad "apples," and if you can't do that, at least report the posts.

    No, he's from California. :)
     
  6. basesloaded190
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    If you think this place is "rude" try getting involved in threads at Engadget!

    Thankfully the Verge is a lot better place that people can talk about products.
     
  7. stridemat
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    Certain subforms can come acoss as a tad rude, but takeing the forums as a whole I think they are quite polite. Especially when considering the anonymity of the internet.
     
  8. GoCubsGo
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    You guys do know this all started when Apple decided that Windows could be installed on a Mac. It went downhill from there.
     
  10. GoCubsGo
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    ^ THIS! Though it did start it was compounded by the iPhone.
     
  11. Feed Me
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    I always make an effort to treat people like little stars, too!
     
  12. pmau
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    There are forums where you can see who voted you up and down.
    Helps a lot to track down stupid idiots who down-vote everything outside their belief-system.

    I'll take a bet, -8 after 5 minutes ;)

    I agree with the originla poster. People just state their own opinion without even trying to discuss...
     
  13. AnimaLeo
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    To be fair this is one of the most tame, heavily moderated forums I frequent.
     
  14. Feed Me
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    I know exactly what you mean.
     
  15. stridemat
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    Sorry, are you referring to this as a negative? I can't tell from your post.
     
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    MacRumors may be rough in some corners, but not as rough as real life.
     
  17. Feed Me
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    Can be irritating when you've posted something mildly offending or against the rules and you get warned about it. No biggie.

    In place of openly expressing myself on here due to possible reprimands, I've learnt to use equally aggravating smiley faces when delivering bad news. :)
     
  18. maflynn
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    I'd have to disagree with the OP.

    Sure there are plenty of examples of snarky posts, but I think there are even more examples of members helping others, or members engaged in a debate but are being respectful.

    With over 10,000 posts a day, There will certainly be posts that are less then respectful.

    My recommendation is to not engage those people are being rude and report the post.
     
  19. ixodes
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    Sage advice.

    Nice Avatar :)
     
  20. Moonjumper
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    Mac Rumors seems a friendly place compared to most forums, but that isn't saying much.
     
  21. maflynn
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    Thanks :)

    I can't claim I made it, I grabbed it from one of the iPhone wallpapers
     
  22. jacktorrance
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    Excellent!
     
  23. Shrink
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    Lots of good information and discussion here...some flaming and sarcasm.

    It is worth the flaming, IMO. In my case, the flaming I have experienced was generally deserved.

    Just develop a thick skin, it's worth it.:D
     
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    I like turtles.

    I agree, people make me cry on here.
     
  25. PlaceofDis
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    when i first started hanging out here years ago it was a much tighter knit community. but as it has grown things have gotten to be a bit rougher around the edges, but i suppose thats to be expected.
     

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